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step by step levels scenarios on the next stage, and the scenarios would be transferred to a high level, i am sorry, the detailed test strips are going to be used for testing the system. that is where we are, so the leads and the staff are actually excited at this time to actually come up with the scenarios and in fact, they come up with the exceptions so we are actually excited for them. >> on the citizen access, the first meeting has been schedule for the 30th of january and at this meeting, there will be a demonstration of the features of the public portal. and also there will be a discussion on future of the advisory group. >> i might suggest that we invite someone from the grand jury who is really focused a lot of reports on our lack of technology to sit in on the group. >> it might be worth while to let them know. >> good.
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>> okay. >> actually, additional state quarter meetings are going to be held subsequently and they will be involved in the testing and review and feedback of the citizen portal so that is going to occur. do you have any questions on this subject? >> good job. >> okay. >> keep it moving. >> yeah. this is going to go ahead and talk about the technology project. >> yeah. >> so the several of them that are critical but the most critical one is the infrastructure refresh which is the improvement. the proposal was submitted two years ago to the college, which of the committee and information technology to revamp our service this is about 7 years old. and we started this process two years ago, the city export and the city on committee of technology over sees the technology projects in the city and they do and were pushing for consolidation, as a result of that, actually, we were
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approved to go ahead and do the refresh of the infrastructure in conjunction with the planning department as well as the human services agency. which is geographically all at the 1616 mission, so we called this a mission corridor project. so the funding has been approved, and we have funding for the refresh of the technology. the project construction work has started. this kick off occurred in august. and the construction is in progress, and mechanical work and the electrical work actually are happening right now. the plan for the next few months is after the construction work is complete, we are going to have the equipment installed starting march. this is a multi phase and the first is where the dbi will have the data migrated which is going to be complete by the end of may and that is the goal and this space is going to be available at our 1616 location for the human service and
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planning to move in. so that is the critical project. which is infrastructure and that is going to help the two departments at one time. >> okay. that will work. >> yes. >> it has been two years. so at this time and we will prepare and again, it is the city wide consolidation that was searching for this. >> okay. >> so the next, technology improvement is the cashiering. the primary department that is working on the implementation for the department and we have been working with them alongside starting before this development and contract. we have actually right now, the interface and as soon as the testing is complete. it has been set up for training
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on the cashiers as soon as it is complete we will do the training and improve the position. for now, the tentative days is the middle of february for the tax collect and her we are planing to go right after within a couple of weeks after the tax collecters. the next project was the refresh fof the computers for the staff. swre been having a three year replacement cycle, where we have deployed computers, every year, we have got about 50 to 100 computers that we deploy. so it is the oldest computer that will would be like four years at the most. so to have been up to date we have purchased the latest of 50 commuters over the counter staff on the fifth floor and they will be getting the new pcs this month and we have plans ongoing every year. we have about 100 in the budget
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to plan. >> commissioner walker? >> are we testing hand held devices at this point? >> that is the next... >> we did... we started this a year ago and we did purchase a few hand held devices upon the recommendations from our ininstruction staff as well as our emergency management staff. we do want to use those for the ininstruction as well as in an emergency if we need to. we purchased a few and deployed them and we got the feedback. and they were motion sealed. >> and they were model devices that were used including the field inspections resulting. and the feedback that we got was the device itself was not favored because of its weight and it was not easier friendly in terms of hand held purpose
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and so when we talked to the inspection staff their recommendation was to provide a smart phone that can do some of the inspections resulting and the technology on the software side has improved quite a bit in the last few years and so pretty much any software is combatable. and so we have been checking the new tracting system that it is it is compatible. that the majority of devices, that we have proposed that we would recommend and go and purchase the hand held smart phones and actually the in-house has also developed an inspection resulting enter face and some of the inspectors are actually doing that today and using their devices. >> so, with the new permit tracking system, are we looking at a mobile application that
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may just be simplify the process rather than having to go to www? >> as part of the product we have purchased the software for the device and just go on-line and have to log in with the user name and password with a result or create new inspections. >> okay. >> great. >> i remember when they were up here they were going through the same kind of growing pains and a bigger territory to cover. but the feedback that will allow the inspectors and they are not necessarily people who have been around computers all of their life and they got a few, and they had brought up the iphone and that was kind of work itself and going through the same thing that we were going through and okay. i wanted to point out one of the issues that we are running into is not just what mobile device would work, it is also what kind of service we can get. and what kind of deal that we
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can get in terms of the large number of people that would be on the service. so we are doing some exploration about the various providers, sprint, verizon we wanted to get it because we are happy about their coverage. but the city only gets deals in certain times of mobiles. so, we want to make sure that we are not because we are going to be having an ongoing and it will have to be the operating budget who pays for the ongoing service and we want to make sure that we are not you know, doubling up to something because we can't get the deals. >> we are wondering what kind of support we get from the over all it and structure. it seems like all of this stuff is research, and it is procurement and it is doing all of the stuff that pretty much,
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i mean, our needs are unique but a lot of other departments are also dealing with issues of you know, stuff out in the field and being able to interface with the fields and so that the folks do not hack with this. >> and we will both answer this question. the procurement information and that sort of thing, like getting service or service or procuring phones that is the department's responsibility. however, service, in terms of if we have a problem with our phones, land lines, we go through dt because they are the ones that help us and they help us get the actual vendor. so they give us kind of instructions and they give us kind of a framework. but all of the, most of the work is done in terms of
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procurement by departments. right. >> so unless that has always been the problem. >> i guess that my question is, i realize whose responsibility is what. but the idea of having a centralized place with the it is that there was going to be more than just an outline that there was going to be actual help. given to the department and i am wondering if that is happening. and i am wondering if we are getting sort of assistance of the infrastructure. and more than just telling you what your responsibility is. >> the majorities for the department because it is relatively compared to other departments in the city. >> we manage most of the it functions within the department, but as far as the network is concerned, outside of our department, that is managed by dt and they have helped us in those and have
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helped us in securing the textbook security. >> on the infrastructure side, we are self-contained, as we speak today. but if in need in the future if we have issues they have been helping us out. but any technology that we have implemented infrastructure wise has to be compatible with the city standards, we do get approvals there, we have to get the approval to know that it is compatible and they can support us. >> okay. is there further comment? >> i see none. >> thank you. >> is there any public comment on item 8 athrough d of the director's report? >> seeing none, item number 9, commissioner's questions and matters, 9 a inquiries to staff. at this time the commissioners may make the inquiries to
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staff, regarding documents, policies practice and procedures which are of interest to the commission. >> commissioner walker? >> i would love to i know that this kind of verges on an agenda and a future agenda items if we could get an update on our outstanding nobs. and also, have regular presentations from our collaboratives on the priorities for out reach. >> including the issues of seniors and the new district that were being included. >> is there anything further? >> item 9 b, future agendas. at this time we may take the date of a special meeting and determine those items that could be placed on the agenda
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of the next meeting. and the next regularly schedule meeting is february 20th. and as we mentioned earlier a special meeting for the budget schedule of february 7th. >> and february 7th. >> and the second of february was second. >> as of the regular meeting is february 20th. the special meeting is february 7th and i believe that time is at 9:00 also. >> in this room? >> yes, in this room. >> is everybody in that february 7th n >> i will be here. >> because we need five commissioners. >> yes. >> perfect. >> okay. so, let's go. >> okay. >> commissioner, lee. >> and commissioner, a suggestion for a future agenda item. >> i am encouraged about the ada out reach, that we heard today and i would like to see it a follow up on that in about three to six months at the results of surveying what the
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percent was nit could be a joint commission with the chair's call. >> the meeting was put together very quickly she was telling me that bring us up to date. and the commission and a lot of good stuff there. so two months, will revisit us and then we can talk if you want to rejoin or if you want to just do another update presentation. >> excuse me. >> okay. >> is there if there is any further commissioner comments, is there any public comment on item 9 a, or b? >> item ten, review and approval of the minutes of the regular meeting october 24, 2012. >> move to approve. >> second? >> second. >> okay. >> any public comment? >> seeing none, are all in favor of approving the minutes
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of october 24th. >> aye. >> any opposed? >> none, then the motion carries. >> item number 1 1, review and approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of november 21st, 2012. approve? >> second. >> is there any public comment on item number 1 1? >> okay. seeing none, all commissioners in favor? >> aye. >> any opposed? >> the motion carries. >> and item number 12, adjournment. is there a motion to adjourn? >> i so move. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> aye. >> adjournment opposed? we are now adjourned, it is 11:26 a.m.. >> thank you.
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>> breed present, campos present, chiu present. cohen present, farrell present, kim present. mar absent. wiener present. yee present. the president you have a quorum. >> i would like to welcome our new supervisors. could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. we pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. indivisible, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. colleagues we have our number
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twentieth, december 4, december 11 minutes. those minutes are approved. madam clerk are there any communications? >> no communications. >> -- mr. mayor. >> good afternoon supervisors and of course members are constituents of san francisco welcome to our chambers. i want to congratulate the new supervisors as well and look
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forward to working with everybody four 2013. was good work. questions please. >> welcome mayor lee. i want to get some of your thoughts around healthcare cost overall. question today, rising healthcare costs accumulating with fiscal liabilities represent significant challenge. >> our obligations for providing quality and affordable health care for our city employees without jeopardizing the city's fiscal solvency is a priority of mine in the challenge that we have to take together. this year will spend 574 million dollars fothe health care of our current employees retirees and dependents, about seven point eight percent of our city spending.
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in addition to annual bending for healthcare we have an equally significant issue on the horizon. the unfunded cost of paying for healthcare for all current employees once they retire. last november 2012 the city assessed our retiree health-care obligations an estimated the unfunded liability to be 4.4 billion dollars. over the past several years we have taking a number of important steps to address the structural budget issues associated with employee benefits in healthcare. in 2008 the city passed proposition c, charter amendment that lengthen the amount of time an employee must work for the city in order to receive city sponsored healthcare also required the both city and employees begin to contribute to the funding of the cost of healthcare of the retiree healthcare. as a result,
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about 7000 employees are now making contributions to fund the retiree healthcare. the retiree healthcare trust fund is now at 20.5 million dollars. in 2010 the past proposition c the required city employees to pay their fair share of health cost. this is yet another example of the value of working with people to create the consensus solutions to the thorniest, most complicated challenges we face. most recently we have begun to work together on healthcare and employee wellness. working with the health services system, the department of human resources in the controller's office i created the wellness leadership council consisting of city departments,
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labor representatives as well as yourself supervisor. we will develop a comprehensive strategic wellness plan to keep city employees healthy and healthcare cost down. by working alongside -- will create solutions that would lead to our success. i will like to recognize supervisor farrell for his outstanding leadership. i working with the consensus minded approach we can develop a plan that can develop long-term challenges of sustainability to fund commitments that we have made as well is to find a way to proactively address the rising healthcare costs. >> next question will be provided by district 6 supervisor, supervisor kim. >> as you know the community south of market have been eagerly awaiting the opening of
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the substation. -- we want to appreciate the work that the department of public works has done to push forward on the construction. in the final work. that are still remaining concerns that we heard from the community of transitioning the substation online. what will the final operating hours be? what will the staffing for the substation be and how can patrons access to substation? what will the process be for the san francisco police department to take possession of the sixth street substation? >> as you know the revitalization of central market is a priority of my it ministration. we have seen a lot of successes. the moving of eight new small businesses. in addition to the commercial
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successes there are 3300 residential units under construction as we speak. along with the community in the south and central market never hurts i too am excited about opening the six street substation. despite the significant challenges with the site itself and the dissolution of the redevelopment agency by the state, the substation is set to open soon. construction will be complete by the end of this month and as soon as the building receives the necessary inspections the police department can begin the move and process. we will look at the month of february. i want to emphasize that the concept of the 6th street substation is that of the vibrant active and well utilized space.
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the goal is to have staff outside interacting with the community and making sure this neighborhood is a safe place to live, to visit them to do business and i am sure you will agree with that. the substation is not just for the police staff alone. it is my hope that it will serve as a central market safety station for other agencies as well such as the community ambassadors that have already have a presence in the neighborhood. you know as well as i do the public safety doesn't just mean more police officers. effective police safety requires a community led approach. i am excited that the facility will be a collaborative resource for all of our safety partners. as you know my administration pulled the safety strategy, interrupt, predict, organized is well underway and i envision that this initiative will also utilize sixth street substation
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because officers will be closer to sixth street and central market they can interrupt negative instances. most importantly the sixth street substation will be a center for multi agency organizing efforts encouraging constant activity at this critical location. finally i am looking forward to cutting the ribbon at the substation soon. i will be happy to report that the day is rapidly approaching and i'm sure you will be there with me in the month of february. thank supervisor. >> thank you mr. mayor. that concludes our questions for today. go niners! >> colleagues madam clerk why don't we go through the consensus agenda items.
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>> would anybody like to sever any of the items. roll call vote. >> supervisor breed: aye >> supervisor chiu: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye. >> those resolutions are adopted. >> i was wondering if we might be able to rescind the vote for just a quick second there was one item i believe item 9 that is part of the consent agenda. this is about urging development a workforce
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employment and domestic violence; i spoke with supervisor mar sponsor the legislation to modify. i make a motion to rescind. without objection that is the case. >> supervisor mar: i wanted to make a few brief remarks and thank supervisor chiu and avalos. supervisor avalos from the public safety committee, a few minutes it had better documentation of the data that was used for the findings in for supervisor chiu to include the status of women and in coordination with the department of human resources, the main agency that suggested this ordinance as well. i wanted to quickly state that this is an important resolution that will help raise general awareness of domestic
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violence services in our city. we know from a recent service that 64% of the victims of domestic violence support a measure like this. only about 30 percent of workplaces have some kind of the policy. it is an important way that we let all employees know about the resources that are available so it helps us raise awareness of domestic violence in the workplace by helping employees and families identify signs of domestic violence, how to respond appropriately and also we are sharing it with all city employees. also direct the department and the commission of the status of women to work with other city divisions to distribute this information to not only employees but also contractors

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